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Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
, greek parnology there is birth from virgins. >> in roman imperial mythtology, augustus mother was a virgin, alexander the great's mother was a virgin. >> you mean in that type of mythtology. >> they didn't allude to isiah because they weren't jews. one way of saying a person is important is to have their mom be a virgin at the birth of the hero. >> who was sells us. >> he wasn't a roman historian, i was a floss fur. >> clus. >> yes. >> he wrote a book on the true teaching he criticized judaism and christianity. >> what did he say jesus' origin was. >> that's a story about a roman soldier dating mary before,g no foundation in fact? >> no, it's a way to discredit a tradition. >> is there any basis in biology for parthenogenesis, human biology, has it ever occurred? >> before technology, i'm sure technologically we can do all sorts of things. >> before technology. >> before technology do virgins -- how would i know? have i don't know, it seems to me if you're trying to establish the legitimacy of mary being a virgin one thing you would want to inquire is if it's ever happened ind
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am PST
crime against the roman catholic church and what the church sees as its divine laws. >> bishop olivia and members of the community, i am honored to testify on behalf of jennifer's readiness to be ordained to the priesthood. >> in a faith that prohibits females from becoming priests, these women are rebels, gathering here this afternoon to orin ts won, jennife o'malley, as a catholic priest. >> do you love the catholic church? >> i do. it's who i am, so i can't leave. you know, i've gone to other churches and they're beautiful, but i'm catholic, and i can't separate myself from that. >> o'malley is a member of a group called roman catholic women priests. it was started in 2002 when seven women, in an act of defiance against the vatican, were ordained as priests by a male bishop in europe. ever since, the group's been fighting for full acceptance of women into the priesthood. in the last decade, roman catholic women priests has ordained more than 100 women in ceremonies similar to this one for jennifer o'malley. >> we choose you our sister jennifer for the order of priesthood. thanks be
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
roman candles. >> tiki torches are the boundaries. >> they did have one friend on hand with a fire extinguisher. >> we're going to be safe. we've got these things. >> and when they say, go -- the guys run towards the roman candles and begin shooting them at each other. it's not just roman candles. they've got a whole slew of fireworks. >> oh, my goodness. this urps the ante for sure. >> you're seeing all sorts of color, smoke, sparks. i don't know how you keep score. we've got to figure out how you win. we've got the gang from joyriders joins us this minute. how do you findous who wins? counted up the number of burns? >> initially if you get hit you're out the last person stand wog win, but we got a little too into it, and at the end of the day, who had the biggest -- got the most street creds. those were the winners. >> some actually went through guy's shirts and they have, like, welts on their rib cage. did anybody get, lite like, seriously hurt? >> no. those are common. no serious injuries. >> were you worried at all about your shirts catching on fire. >> no. [ laughter ] >> wha
Jan 3, 2013 9:00am PST
, but sometimes they go wrong. one of our favorite pranksters, rhone roman addwood, a gatorade camera with fake snow and are going around and pretending like they're going to dump the snow on everybody, and -- the prank is working at first. right? everyone's kind of a good sport. this guy -- >> how do you, man. >> the person high fived him. >> high tenned him. >> a good prank. happy new year. you know? until this happens. >> one, two -- three. [ laughter ] >> uh-oh. you all right? you okay? you all right? >> hold on. i'll get my phone. hey, get my phone. >>s this a prank a prank a rank? >> is it a prank? i don't know. the video just ends there and roman posts i'm going to post updates on my facebook page. a lot of people have been saying, if this was fake, this guy was faking it. a lot of people saying, you went too far. roman said, it was not a fake. >> when i initially saw it i laughed, because i thought somebody thought quickly and pretended to have a grabber just to tease him. that's what i thought. >> we e-mailed with roman. he said that the guy appeared to be fine after all this. he turne
Jan 27, 2013 11:15pm EST
. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20%. [ female announcer ] hamburger helper stroganoff. beefy. creamy. stroganoffy. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> off the wall, dave ross, wisdom martin and we're getting close to next sunday's super bowl show down. >> i got the serious face. >> ravens and the niners. here's a question i have for you, mr. serious face. you got a contrast of quarterbacks. flacco, traditional quarterback. and then you have kaepernick, the wildcard running that pistol. one, which system do you like better. two, is the pistol a gimmick or here to say? >> let me be perfectly clear. the system i like dep
Jan 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
of unconventional warfare , including, of course, the greatest army of all, the roman legions. a pretty formidable force, even when they were not led by russell crowe. they bested every power in their neighborhood. rome, as we also know, was ultimately brought down, sacked in the fifth century. and what was responsible for the downfall of room? well, rome was much like the united states in that it did not have great power rivals. it was not surrounded by great states other than the party or person empire. ultimately it was basically surrounded by those that are labeled as barbarians. how did the barbarians by? well, they did that help organize the fourth jury. it did not have centurions. it did not have all the infrastructure of the roman legion. they fought in a very different style. yet ultimately they were successful. the fall of rome was precipitated by a fierce group of warriors known as the ones. truman historian left a very interesting imperceptive description of how they fought. he said, very quick in their operations of exceeding speed and fond of surprising their enemies. they suddenly d
Jan 4, 2013 8:00am PST
not what we all expected to see, we're in the red, but only by a wee bit, christine romans is here with me today and analyzing whether we should have an up or down arrow. >> that's what you should see, because the job market is treading water and it basically in december looked just like november, at the end of the year you saw just enough job creation, ashleigh, to absorb new workers into the workforce but not meaningfully lower the unemployment rate. it's treading water overall is how i would describe it. >> treading water and yet when you break down the sectors and that's really important to do, you can explain that later in the program, there's growth in each. >> there's growth coming in. health care 45,000 jobs created in health care, i've seen that for more than a year, one after another in health care. some are good-paying jobs, some jobs are not and they're not ladder jobs in health care, but you are seeing health care growth there. food services and drinking places apparently people were going out to dinner and celebrating in december, celebrating maybe the coming end of the world
Jan 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
, but the toddler is okay. it happened in east san jose. thomas roman is there live to explain exactly what happened. thomas? >> dan, we spoke to the child's father who told us he is not going to comment. he will let san jose police deal with this attempted kidnapping. the mother basically had a tug of war with this suspect in order to save her child. san jose police received a call at 5:37. according to police the two-year-old was playing in this front yard here in east san jose. toys belonging to the children in the home are now gathered by the home's front door. the child's mother told police a stranger came up to where her daughter was playing and made a comment about the child. the comment made the mother uncomfortable. as she picked the girl up, the stranger grabbed the girl's legs and tried to pull the child away from her. after a short struggle with the man the mother managed to pull her child away and run into the house where she called police. the suspect ran down pavin drive after the ordeal. several police units responded and searched the area without success. he is described as a hispan
Jan 16, 2013 1:05am PST
jose. thomas roman is there live to explain exactly what happened. thomas? >> dan, we spoke to the child's father who told us he is not going to comment. he will let san jose police deal with this attempted kidnapping. the mother basically had a tug of war with this suspect in order to save her child. san jose police received a call at 5:37. according to police the two-year-old was playing in this front yard here in east san jose. toys belonging to the children in the home are now gathered by the home's front door. the child's mother told police a stranger came up to where her daughter was playing and made a comment about the child. the comment made the mother uncomfortable. as she picked the girl up, the stranger grabbed the girl's legs and tried to pull the child away from her. after a short struggle with the man the mother managed to pull her and run and run into the house where she called police. the suspect ran down pavin drive after the ordeal. several police units responded and searched the area without success. he is described as a hispanic male, twenty to 30 years o
Jan 16, 2013 12:00am PST
is scared, but the toddler is okay. it happened in east san jose. thomas roman is there live to explain exactly what happened. thomas? >> dan, we spoke to the child's father who told us he is not going to comment. he will let san jose police deal with this attempted kidnapping. the mother basically had a tug of war with this suspect in order to save her child. san jose police received a call at 5:37. according to police the two-year-old was playing in this front yard here in east san jose. toys belonging to the children in the home are now gathered by the home's front door. the child's mother told police a stranger came up to where her daughter was playing and made a comment about the child. the comment made the mother uncomfortable. as she picked the girl up, the stranger grabbed the girl's legs and tried to pull the child away from her. after a short struggle with the man the mother managed to pull her child away and run into the house where she called police. the suspect ran down pavin drive after the ordeal. several police units responded and searched the area without success. he is
Jan 20, 2013 7:30pm PST
. that is the big demographic imperative. i was reviewing one of my favorite books on the roman republic. how did this village on the tiber grow to be the absolute leader of the known world in a few hundred years? it expanded its territory by plunder, by what ever. details. it was not pretty. [laughter] it added people, it kept getting bigger and incorporated the people and to roman citizenship. it became very consolidated, expanding group of energetic people. and they'll work. they were not just a bunch of talkers, they were doing. -- there were doers. -- they were doers. we have to consolidate on this. we have to find the common path that will enable us to make the investments and undergo the sacrifice that is required because it is not all ice cream and cake here. you have to curtail consumption. whether it is a business or household. in terms of -- the free sector. it is still the same game. looking out for the future, saving for tomorrow and investing that savings and. that is what we have to do. i think it is a tough order of this matter of innovation is part of it. but also getting us to
Jan 13, 2013 11:30pm PST
was visiting roman ruins at one of the tourist sites in libya. he was trailed by gadhafi security men who were obviously intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera out of his hands and started taking pictures of the men who had been following him. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. after a quick conversation, chris convinced them to stand down. from a colleague at the embassy in tripoli i learned chris had a humble style of diplomacy libyans responded to after he became ambassador and returned to tripoli, the embassy posted a photo, ordering a juice in a cafe. that went viral because libyans were amazed at the site of a senior government official doing mundane activities without a huge entourage and demanding vip treatment. chris had a great knowledge of libyan history and culture. he would often crack jokes with government counter parts. not just in arabic but in the libyan dialect, which the libyans loved to hear him speak. another told me when i saw him in may as newly appointed ambassador in tripoli he had not chan
Jan 16, 2013 12:35am PST
of being about a jewish prince who was betrayed by his roman friend, sent into slavery and then seeks revenge, it's just about sexy vampires. [ laughter ] >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: and i think that's -- i want to see it. [ applause ] >> steve: i'd love to see it. >> jimmy: i want to see it, yeah. get this. on sunday, an elderly man in chicago accidentally crashed his car into an apple store. yeah. and not surprisingly, he didn't look any more confused than all the other elderly people inside the apple store. [ laughter and applause ] where are the apples? [ laughter ] this is a macintosh? [ laughter ] did you see this? a week after calling a.j. mccarron's girlfriend "beautiful," last night, espn commentator brent musburger referred to a female sideline reporter as "really smoking." [ laughter ] which explains why people are now referring to his career as "really over." [ laughter ] come on, brent. i read that nasa just spent $18 million to add an extra room to the international space station. could have been cheaper, but nasa's wife demanded granite countertops. [ laughter and applause
Jan 4, 2013 4:00am PST
it happen. >> that's it for "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm christine romans. >> "starting point" with john berman starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. i'm john berman. >> and i'm brook baldwin. soledad back monday morning. "starting point," getting down to business. the newly sworn-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a near
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
that has been avoided at least for now and christine romans gets out the magnifying glass and exposes some of the pet projects that are getting huge amounts of your tax dollars. so let's now take a look at some of the big winners contained in the fine print. first up, hollywood, $430 million in tax breaks to foster tv and film production in the u.s. also cashing in, railroads to the tune of $331 million. the tax credit is tied to maintenance of the tracks. puerto rico and the virgin islands, listen to this, they'll see more than $220 million in tax dollars returned, they were collected on rum produced there, and imported to the mainland. and that iconic american sport nascar racing will get a windfall of $70 million. christine romans is here to break it down for us. christine, these sorts of business incentives are not new, but what's the argument for providing them and putting them in this bill? >> well, i mean one man's pork is another man's job creator, right? the point here is that some of these are extenders, some of these are business sweeteners meant to help them continue to do busi
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> and i'm christine romans. good morning, everyone. at long last the stars may be aryaning on immigration reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, an
Jan 3, 2013 2:00am PST
for being with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> newtown, connecticut this morning, backpacks are being filled with books, tiny teeth are being brushed, and the students of sandy hook elementary school are preparing to return to class for the first time since a gunman took 20 of their friends and their innocence as well. debra feyerick is near the new sandy hook school. it's in monroe, connecticut. hour is everybody faring there? >> you know, it's a very tough day. you know, people are ready. they're as ready as they'll ever be after a tragedy like this. they want to resume the normal rhythm of their lives. they want to go to class, to work to sports events. they want to get back into the routine. normal will really be the word of the day. that's one of the reasons we're a couple miles from the school. the last thing officials want is a huge media presence around that building while these children are getting off the school bus. they want it to be a new school, a new adventure. we spoke with several parts an their kids. >> reporter: ben and
Jan 1, 2013 3:00am PST
'm christine romans. zoraida is off today. it is 6:00 a.m. right now on the nose. well 20 seconds away. >> and breaking news. can you feel it? we're actually over the fiscal cliff. so, now it's up to the republican-controlled house to pull us back. here's what happened while you were sleeping, or sleeping or dg else. a deal crafted by vice president joe biden and minority leader mitch mcconnell passed the senate by a margin of 89-8. that vote wrapped up after 2:00 a.m. eastern time. the house takes up this plan later on this morning. no telling on how that will turn out if the house approves, the deal will estimate a generated $600 billion over the next ten years this is how senate leaders of both sides of the aisle are assessing the measure. >> i have said all along, the most important priority is protecting middle class families. >> this suhouldn't be the model for how we do things. but we can say we've done some good for the country. >> bush era tax cuts will remain in place for individuals earning less than 400,000, couples earning less than 450,000. unemployment benefits for 2 mil
Jan 1, 2013 8:00am PST
, working often. i want to bring in our business correspondent christine romans. you also don't get any days off. if you can, for people who are out there who hear the reporting nonstop about line by line, just boil it down. who gets hit first with anything that could be hitting us. >> unemployment benefits. this is the first thing people will feel for the 2 million people whose last check they worried would be december 29th. there's another extension in there. and then another million people who will be running out of state benefits, that's the first people who will feel something. people who get their unemployment checks. >> who gets hit hardest? >> everyone. the majority of 160 million workers because the payroll tax holiday. this was not included in the deal. even though taxes for the majority of americans are not going to rise, your pay chex for the majority of americans are going to go down. those things will happen at the same time. the payroll tax rate will rise. it was always meant to be a holiday. it was meant to be temporary. it looks like it's gone away and that means that money
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
happened to jesus just before the roman soldiers came to arrest him throw him in the roman prison and execute him with the roman crucifix or as glenn beck puts it, killed by the jews. now jesus tells his apostles that he had has no sword let him sell his garment and buy one. to go ahead and search luke 22: 22:36. tons of christians are throwing this around like the last part of the second amendment, and they're saying that jesus is pro gun to modern day sword. what jesus is doing is talking about prophecy and being a criminal. when jesus throws down his line about buying a sword he adds that they only need swords because of the prophecy says that they're supposed to be criminals. for i say unto you that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, and he was reckoned among the
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Jan 25, 2013 11:35pm PST
a new box set of music called, "pink friday: roman reloaded the re-up." please say hello to nicki minaj. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what's going on with the air kiss you gave me when you came out here, you don't kiss people? >> no, not if i have makeup on. >> jimmy: if it makes you feel better, i am wearing makeup. >> that's nice, you look sexy. >> good to have you here. that is some outfit you have on. where do you get stuff like this, do you have to have it made? >> they sell it. you can get it in the stores. >> jimmy: i think you are a very good judge on american idol. i dent knidn't know what to exp. you give, seems a little contrary to your public persona. you give i think solid advice. and you have a very kind of reasonable, i do, honestly. >> i don't seem solid and reasonable otherwise. >> jimmy: you seem unsolid, liquid and unreasonable. the other night i was washing the show, and this woman came out, this young girl, she said, i do a country thing, and then keith urban got a little bit offended he is a country guy, what do you mean country thing? and then randy got,
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
colleague shows a lot of greco roman ruins. guest: this goes away to where they are now. they have this glorious past and was a critical part of the roman empire. in the second third century a.d. emperors wasman empire libyan. when you travel through those places that are memorialized by mike colleague who was a great photographer, you see -- you get a sense of a very thriving libya back then, but also a libya very much connected to the world across the mediterranean. that was severed by muammar gaddafi. host: 4 10,000 years the location attracted colonizers as a population of each wave of newcomers is slowly forge the libyan identity. today evidence of other cultures and history, a greek theaters and italian cafes is stamped on this predominantly-arab country. how has it retained arab identity? guest: there is a problem with the last part of your question, because when muammar gaddafi became the leader of libya in 1969, he said about erasing history or rather reconfiguring it to suit his own means. among the things he did was preached to libyans that the west kept libya under its
Jan 23, 2013 5:00am EST
.but, for some reason, there's new paint smell permeatinggfederall hilllpark.....that's because roman numeeals require a lot of paant.super bowl 47's logo -33 is prouddy on ddsplay foo all of baltimore to see.this logo stenciling did require some & hhrd work... speeifiially, thawing out.the spray painters the ravens grounds crew use to paint these logos áfrooe upá overnighhtthat delayed this -3 project a good two and a half hours...but, eventually, super bowl 47, new orleans, feeuary third... was visible for all pf baltimooe to see.(sot)vahe kazandjian: 11:48 "weel, it's &psupposed tt be 5 with the wind phill. and, even the ogg didn't want to o to far this mornnng."vahe kazandjian: the cause--hoses or no hoses." (paul)this may very well be super bowl 47 logo painted inn the city of baltimore.that'' because he ravens' grounds crrw is likely headed to new orleaas next week for the big game.reporting on federal hill, paul gessler, fox45 news at ten. 3 we're follooing ray'' last ride all the way to the superdome in new orleans..eee our sttrres on the raaen
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
to the plant. >> if you think back, the romans came up with a system of plumbing that allowed us it use water to transport waste away from the hub of civilization, which enabled cities to grow. . >> you have a large bowl, a drive motor and another motor with a planetary gearbox with differential pressure inside there. the large mass up there spinning separating the solids from the liquid. we have to prevent about once a month, we go in there grease those, change the oil, check the vibration levels. the operators can tell just by the hum of that machine that it's a harmonic noise emitted that it's out of balance and the machine needs to be cleaned. it will start vibrating and we have vibration analysis machines that will come over here and check the levels. so it's kind of an on-going thing that you have to stay on top of on a daily basis. >> handled properly, you take organic residuals, as we call them, that are leftovers of our society and turn them back into some energy. and we have another ability to take that sludge and get a nutrient value for crops there. we actually are running a kind
Jan 22, 2013 9:30am EST
, wife, rebecca, three children. roman catholic, republican, university of notre dame, b.a. university of the east, the flu vaccines, doctor of -- philippines, biotech knowledge fellow, george washington university seven years, george washington chief of urology five years. men's health magazine, contributor. hobbies: explorers club, a national exploration society. chairman of expeditions. michael john manyak.born, jersef age. wife, mary. seven children. roman catholic. republican. st. peter's college, b.a. auburn university m.a., public administration. united states air force, colonel, 31 years. chrysler technology's electrospace technology nine years. us cancer support group regional director two years and currently. hobbies working in his yard, photography. james robert anderson. couple anderson, what symptoms did you experience that helped you detect that you had cancer of the prostate? >> that's what's so alarming about this john, i had no symptoms. >> no symptoms, zero. had you been getting your p.s.a. annually? >> i get one annually with my physical. >> let's talk about psa, a
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
this morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >>> i'm john berman, barely. >> he's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part le
Jan 28, 2013 2:00am PST
and somewhere in that city, christine romans is minding your business. >> right here. >> thank you for clearing that up for me. >>> stock futures are up slightly this morning. the market has quite a run. the dow and the s&p closed at the highest level in five years. friday. i'm going to give you a major caveat, apple. the most beloved tech stock in america, i think you could say, down 13% last week. apple is down 37% from its all-time high of $705. >> that's a lot. >> can you imagine? a third of its value gone since september. since its close, apple has lost its title by most valuable company. exxon takes the top again. >>> super bowl. a week away. for wall street it's coming early. this week is the super bowl of economic news. look, we'll know more about the health of the u.s. economy. we'll get a report on durable goods order. tuesday, we'll get a report on housing. another one on consumer confidence. wednesday, the fed will release minutes from its meeting. two-day meeting this week. and you know, we'll know more about its monetary policies. also, wednesday, we'll get a first look at fourth-
Jan 4, 2013 2:00am PST
sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not out of the question to get snow in el paso. average snow for the year is 4.8. last year they got 3.1. el paso this year has had twice the amount of snow as chicago. so they've certainly gotten a lot, but it is definitely not out of the question or out of the ordinary, but they are waking up to a snowy scene. all the government buildings, schools all closed yesterday. half day today. take a look at some other areas around the region. in new mexico, picking up about 6. there's el paso again. it was a record for the
Jan 7, 2013 2:00am PST
somebody insane. 15 minutes past the hour. here's christine romans with our top stories. >>> good morning day morning. chuck hagel is president obama's likely choice to be the next secretary of defense. even knthough hagel is a republican, republicans are challenging the pick, questioning his unwillingness to back sanctions against iran. >>> hillary clinton heads back to work this morning. the secretary of state was discharged from a new york hospital on wednesday. this will be her first day back on the job since being side lined by an illness, a concussion, and a blood clot. she has meetings first thing this morning with her assistant secretary of state and after a full day of meetings tomorrow, she'll be greeting afghan president hamid karzai when he visits washington friday. >>> shell oil says that drilling rig that ran aground across the coast of southern alaska is ready to be towed away today. recovery could begin today. there's no signs of any oil league. the rig was being towed back home when it ran aground about a week ago. >>> it was horror over "hobbit" this weekend. "texas chai
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
're covering all the angles of this story as it unfolds, brianna keilar at the us what, christine romans breaks down the numbers and alison kosik is getting an earful from americans inside a new york diner, let's bring with brianna. does the white house expect the house of representatives to take up this measure today and do they think it's going to pass? >> reporter: they certainly think or they're prepared for that and obviously that's the hope, they want -- the president said yesterday or i would say overnight in a statement he wants the house to act without delay. there's a couple of possibilities here, though, joe. first off speaker boehner needs to take the deal that was struck and passed in the senate and needs to see where his house republicans stand on this. of course i think the expectation is that if he were to put it to a vote in the house it would pass, there would be democratic support for it and there would also be some republican support. the question, is there enough republican support as it is right now to just put it up for a vote. republicans may look at it and say we want t
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
they had $44 billion in total sales last year alone. christine romans joins us now, so i don't know, it's mind boggling no one from walmart would bother to go to this meeting and that they won't release their sales figures on guns, why? what's the reason behind that? >> let me take the second part of that first. they don't release their product breakouts for any individual category, they will not release how many guns or how many ammo they sell every year but it's clear, carol, they are a world leader in selling everything, so industry analysts say they are likely the largest seller of guns and ammunition in the country. now that's why walmart is a stakeholder in the discussion about the conversation going forward about gun control. in terms of why they're not at the meeting tooled at the vice president's office, walmart spokesman telling me they talked to the vice president's office, the staff earlier this week, they had monthly meetings that have been scheduled for months, that this invitation from the white house came just a few days ago and so because of scheduling issues they would
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am PST
always heard you get what you pay for. >> i'm alina cho. >> i'm christine romans. >>> "starting point" with john berman and brooke baldwin starts right now. >> good morning, good to be with you on this tuesday. i'm brooke baldwin. >> i'm john berman. soledad is off this morning. starting point, immigration reform. hours away from president obama revealing his plan, and already one portion causing a lot of controversy. >>> also this is tough stuff to look at here. this x games star, oh, in the fight of his life after this crash. what happened that sent him careening down the mountain? >>> and an american mother, missing in turkey this morning, the woman's friends and family speaking out and stepping up their desperate search. >>> we're talking immigration reform with illinois senator dirk durbin, and tennessee congresswoman marsha blackburn, new jersey senator bob menendez. that coming up. and if you have seen the movie, director and screen writer of "silver linings playbook," david o. russell joining us. >> the "o" may stand for on the way to winning an oscar. "starting point" begins
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am PST
. christine romans, we've been talking about the consequences of not having a budget, a serious plan to deal with debt and deficits. but a number of prominent democrats point out the debt problem isn't that much of a problem. money is basically free many america and republicans should stop obsessing about it. >> a new narrative and they're getting bolder with it. the debate is the way liberals and conservatives see the world. those on the left have no problem with the government taking a larger role in the economy. they believe spending and borrowing money is a good thing because it stimulates the economy. economists like paul krugman, liberals, they argue it's the money the government owes itself. the u.s. is borrowing from itself. as long as the tax base grows the treasury can keep that debt under control. robert reich, he says washington needs to stop obsessing over debt. he says the government should spend more, not less, if he want a stable recovery. and conservatives by contrast, they believe in a smaller government. they think the government has little or no role or a limited role in
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
into the roman catholic church. there wasn't any roman catholic church when jesus was walking or when he was executed. that came afterward. and a considerable amount of time afterward. the philosophy of a jesus attracts people and thenf they look around. do i wanted to be an episcopalian? i do want to be a baptist? i do want to go and be a catholic? we pick the church. if the government were to say hey you know what we will put that up roman catholickening prochedz providence, rhode island, then they would be right. >> it's about more than that this is about a desire on the part of not just the atheists of america. this is a very powerful grouch elites who are very uncomfortable and very hostile to conservative christianity. it's mostly that conservative christians. m >> bill: saw that when he conflated the thing to illegal immigration and gay marriage. he exposed himself on that. >> it's marriage and abortion those two issues are really at the core of the hostility. the push back about what started in the 60's as free love generation to everything else that followed and every debate we
Jan 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
is a hole in the ground. it was dug by the romans who used it to stable life stock. these are the ruins of a byzantine city that's been reoccupied by hundreds of people, desperate syrians forced by a modern war machine to retreat into an ancient life where they must wait for goliath to be toppled. this sub terrainian stable is now home to 60 members of an extended family. the mate remark told me thr proper home was obliterated by a syrian army bomb. in what was the pa trishian part of the ancient city, a child sleeps in a tomb. the crypt of a rich roman now houses syria's poor and persecuted. they even use the water that still flows into the roman baths here. the only function this site should have is to show case syria's rich history. instead and perversely it show cases the desperate state of syria today. met forically and in this instance literally many lives are in ruins. these people swapped danger for misery months ago, and they have no idea when they will be able to leave here. tonight hundreds of frightened syrians, many of them children, will be trying to sleep in freezing burr
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